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November 8th, 2013

'Something Bigger' at Luncheon with Books

November 8, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Friends of the Library president Lucille Armstrong started Thursday’s Luncheon with Books with an introduction of Tanna Taylor, director of the Tombigbee Regional Library System after the retirement of Mary Helen Waggoner. She then proceeded to introduce the author of note.
“Our novelist today is here from Tupelo,” said Armstrong. “She is originally from Monroe County and a lot of us already know her. We are so happy to welcome Caroline Pugh back home to West Point.”

November 6th

Lady Raiders swept in preseason games

November 6, 2013

DTL staff

CANTON — The Oak Hill Lady Raider basketball team dropped its two preseason basketball games against Veritas School and Simpson Academy Thursday and Saturday, respectively, at the Canton Academy Preseason Tournament.
Oak Hill only returns one starter from the 2012-13 season in senior point guard Maegan Ellis – a key cog in the Lady Raiders 30-win season and Class-AA fourth-place finish.
The Lady Raiders committed 45 combined turnovers in both losses, which Oak Hill Head Coach Stan Hughey cited as a problem that is fixable in the coming months.

West Point basketball splits

November 6, 2013

DTL staff

The West Point High School basketball teams opened their respective seasons with a pair of 30-minute jamborees Saturday at the West Point High School gym.
The West Point Green Wave were on top of their game Saturday as they defeated Kosciusko and Tupelo by a combined score of 57-36. The Wave defeated Koscuisko in the morning game, 33-21.
Demarius Calvert scored nine points and West Point defeated Tupelo, 24-15, in the Wave’s second jamboree Saturday.

NAACP debate team learning US amendments

November 6, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

NAACP and Southern Atlantic Schools debaters James Smith, Parrys Underwood, Lang Darby, Julius Neely, Alexander Brooks, Jaleah Smith, Maney Darby and Denise Marion are fine tuning their oration skills and learning about Constitutional Amendments. The eight team members took turns arguing their interpretations of the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms. The team meets weekly at the Living Manna Church, after receiving their instructions on which amendment the focus is on for the practice session.

NCC hosts harvest meal, plans job fair

November 6, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Make no mistake, those aren’t time travelers — those are competitors in the costume contest during the 2013 harvest banquet hosted by the Northside Christian Church (NCC).
The Annual Harvest Banquet not only rings in tune with the season, but emphasizes the biblical concept of sewing and reaping. A “celebration of the provision of God,” said NCC Pastor Orlando Richmond Sr.

Turnout low in commissioner's race

November 6, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County District 4 residents moseyed into the respective voting precincts to cast their vote for the future Clay County District 4 Election Commissioner.
Originally held by Wendy Fuller, the District 4 seat was left vacant May 9 after her certification to hold an elected office expired. At present, Sawana Walker, candidate on the election ballot along with candidate Gene Grubbs, is currently holding said seat in the interim.

Walker wins election commissioner's seat

November 6, 2013

DTL staff

Una resident Sawana Walker has secured her position as Clay County District 4 election commissioner, following Tuesday's special election. Walker took 189 votes to opponent Gene Grubbs' 41.
She has been serving as interim commissioner since May, appointed by the Clay County Board of Supervisors in the wake of former commissioner Wendy Fuller's vacancy.
See further details in Thursday's edition of Daily Times Leader.

November 4th

Tigers prove too much for Raiders

November 4, 2013

DTL staff

CENTREVILLE — The Centreville Tigers (10-1; 4-0 District 6-AA) used an early first quarter lead to outlast Oak Hill in the second-half, 59-34, for a MAIS Class-AA first-round playoff win on the campus of Centreville Academy.
Oak Hill entered halftime trailing Centreville, 30-6. The Tigers jumped out to a 23-0 first quarter lead and would score again in the second-quarter to extend their lead over Oak Hill before halftime.

Wave defeats New Hope, clinches playoff berth

November 4, 2013

DTL staff

COLUMBUS — Senior Aeris Williams and junior Quincy Starks combined for eight touchdowns and 374 rushing yards, and West Point (6-4; 4-2 District 1-5A) ran away from Golden Triangle rival New Hope (4-6; 2-4 District 1-5A), 76-50, in a MHSAA District 1-5A game on the campus of New Hope High School.
The Green Wave clinched a berth into the playoffs with the victory and can enter the MHSAA Class-5A postseason as either the No. 2 or No. 3 seed out of District 1-5A.

District Champs: Hebron edges Calhoun 20-14

November 4, 2013

By Will Nations
BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

CALHOUN CITY — Hebron Christian (7-3; 4-0 District 7-A) clinched its first eight-man district title and postseason berth with a thrilling win against rival Calhoun Academy, 20-14, in a MAIS District 7-A contest Friday at Billy D. Cook Field on the campus of Calhoun Academy.
In the last minute of the game, Channing Tapley took a shotgun snap and weaved through three Calhoun defenders en route to a 31-yard carry and a third-and-27 conversion to seal the 20-14 Hebron victory – the Eagles fifth consecutive win.

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